Stories for January 29, 2007
How far should we go to protect golden eagles and prairie falcons? On Mondays Full Focus, well talk about plans to close parts of the Cleveland National Forest to protects raptors.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited San Diego on Monday to present his plan for statewide universal healthcare to local business leaders. He addressed the estimated $14.65 billion in hidden taxes that businesses currently pay to subsidize the uninsured in California, and his plan to tackle these costs. Heather Hill has the story.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the New Deal, President Franklin Roosevelt's plan to put people back to work and put food on their tables. Producer Pat Finn set out to discover if there was anything left in San Diego from one famous New Deal initiative, the WPA, or Works Progress Administration.
A recent court ruling could change the way San Diego County's three coastal power plants cool their electricity generating turbines. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals says the Environmental Protection Agency should NOT allow power plants to kill millions of fish by drawing cooling water from oceans, bays, and rivers.
San Diego city council is trying to put pressure on the citys independent auditor, KPMG, to finally finish the citys long-awaited 2003 audit. The unfinished audit is the hurdle preventing San Diego from reentering the public bond market. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials moved more than 200 detainees out of the immigration detention center in Otay Mesa over the weekend due to concern over inhumane conditions. The transfer comes on the heels of a lawsuit that alleges severe overcrowding at the facility is unconstitutional and puts detainees health and safety at risk. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
Consumer advocates say the city of San Diego has sent out a misleading letter to residents about proposed water rate hikes. The Utility Consumers Action Network is threatening to sue if the city does not revise its estimates of what residents will have to pay. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
We speak with the curators and artists behind the exhibit John Q.Public and Citizen Jane: Private Americans in the Political Domain. Its on view at San Diego State Universitys Art Gallery and features work that explores the relationships between citizens and their government.
The FIRST Robotics Competition (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is coming to San Diego. Host Tom Fudge learns from two high school teachers and a local student how building robots develops a deeper interest in math and science among America's high school students.
There is nearly two years left until American voters go to the polls and cast their ballots for President; but, the 2008 presidential race is still one of today's biggest news stories. We speak with a local political science professor about the requirements, the money and the image needed to become President of the United States.
Tony Perry, the San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, recently left Iraq after spending six weeks as an embedded journalist with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton. We check in with Tony live from a ship in the Persian Gulf about his time with the Marines.
The San Diego city council will settle on their budget priorities today. The council members took a poll to evaluate city services. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A national wave of anti-war sentiment has reached San Diego. Some 1500 protestors marched downtown this weekend. This military town has seen its share of casualties in Iraq. Thousands of local service members are still fighting there. But San Diegans disagree on what this country should be doing for the troops. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has the story.
Earlier this month, a federal judge in San Diego ruled a Marine reservist should be honorably discharged from duty as a conscientious objector. It was a first in San Diego, and among a handful of similar cases across the country. The 25-year-old man argued taking a life violated his moral code. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon brings is this report.
The idea of universal health care is growing in popularity. A number of Democratic presidential candidates have endorsed the concept. And next month, a universal health care bill will be reintroduced in the California Legislature. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.